BEYOND THE BELTWAY

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and American Rescue Plan Boost Water Infrastructure, Wildfire Resilience, & Housing for Communities Nationwide

Welcome to Beyond The Beltway, a weekly highlight of public investment in action!

This week’s edition features major investments in water infrastructure, affordable housing, electric vehicle charging, wildfire resilience, and more – all thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

  • GEORGIA: The Peach State will receive $130 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure funds to build electric vehicle charging stations along the state’s key highways — like Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. [story]

  • MONTANA: The state will receive $26 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to improve its water infrastructure, helping communities access clean, safe and reliable drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater to protect public health, cleaning up pollution and safeguarding vital waterways. [story]

  • ARIZONA: The city of Flagstaff will receive and invest $32 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make safety and transportation improvements to the city’s downtown. The project utilizes new federal funding for a collection of transportation improvements known as the Downtown Mile project. [story]

  • CALIFORNIA: The Department of the Interior announced that it has invested over $7.5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to advance wildfire resilience work and support fuels management projects in California. [story]

  • OHIO: The state will invest $5 million of American Rescue Plan funds for an affordable housing project that will help residents of the city’s Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood. It’s been in the works for years and finally a reality thanks to the American Rescue Plan! [story]

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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